There have been more screen versions of Sherlock Holmes than of Hamlet and Superman combined. But Benedict Cumberbatch’s mesmerizing, asexual, manic, quasi-sociopathic crime solver sets a new standard for the master detective. This season, the series shifted gears from meta-dramedy to rom-com to terrorist thriller across its trio of episodes, giving fans the chance to witness new facets of the deerstalker-capped Tumblr icon.
Best Moment: Sherlock’s wedding-party speech as Watson’s best man has more emotional twists than an entire season of most crime shows.
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